The purpose of Aggie Awakening is to deepen faith and a relationship with God through a Catholic, student-led, Christian-based retreat ministry for college students. By encouraging spiritual growth through prayer, service, reflection, and full participation in the Mystical Body of Christ, the ministry strives to foster an “awakening” to Christ’s presence in the world. By implementing this through extensive staff preparation, team building, service projects, and leadership development -- culminating in a three-day retreat -- it is believed that all members will enhance and progress in their own spiritual growth, thereby inspiring Christ in others.
Aggie Awakening is a Catholic retreat designed for college-aged students from Texas A&M Unviversity and Blinn College. It is held three times a year - once in the Fall, Spring, and Summer semesters.
Awakening is a three-day retreat beginning around on a Friday and concluding around on Sunday. There are a variety of talks and activities designed to "awaken" the Holy Spirit within each of the retreaters. It concludes Sunday with the pinnacle of the Catholic Church, the celebration of the Mass. All college students, regardless of religion, are invited to attend.
If you would like further information on this retreat, please contact a member of leadership listed on Awakening Leadership page, or call St. Mary's
Who can attend? Retreaters must be a college student at Texas A&M or Blinn. That's it! Being Catholic is not required to attend Awakening.
If you are from another school and would like to attend, or would like information on starting an Awakening program, please contact Stephanie Curtis.
When are Retreater sign-ups? Sign-ups for AA108 are October 1st and 2nd after all Masses in the Student Center or online at the Aggie Awakening website under Retreater Application.
When are Staffer sign-ups? Staffers can sign up on the Aggie Awakening website at teh AA Staff Application page. Sign-up dates will be announced in the Flocknote, on the Facebook page, and at Staff Formations. You can sign up for the Flocknote using the link on the right hand bar of this page.
What are the fees? The retreater fee to attend Aggie Awakening is $50. This covers lodging, 6 meals, and an ENTIRE weekend of fun! And you'll also have the t-shirt to prove it. Aggie Awakening offers scholarships, so please contact the Coordinator if you need financial assistance...don't be shy! Everyone deserves a chance to attend this eye-opening retreat! We'll be happy to help any way we can!
When will I know if I am on the retreater list for Aggie Awakening? The names of the 120 Awakening retreaters (60 girls/boys chosen by lottery) will be posted on the AA Retreater List page (access it from the main Awakening page on this website) the day after signups. All others will be put on a waiting list in the order which they have been chosen by the lottery.
When and how long is Awakening? Aggie Awakening #108 will be November 4-6, 2016, starting at 3pm on Friday and 4th, and we will return to St. Mary's by 5pm on Sunday the 6th.
What if I still have more questions about Awakening? Please contact our CMTs at firstname.lastname@example.org